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Discussion of statins (Lipitor, Zocor, etc.) in the treatment of MS.

Doc says "...take statin, fish oil, and niacin for hear

My general physician has me on 80mg of statin, Carlson's fish oil, and a 1000mg of niacin. According to him, studies have shown that this combination has decrease the risk of a heart attack or stroke by 90 percent.

I always been on a high dose of statin since I found out that I have MS. I added the fish oil and niacin almost 3 months ago. What has been interesting is that I think ...
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question

I am going for a Stem cell transplant next week. I have been on Lipitor for at least 4 years, to decrease the inflammation in my brain (and decrease my CRP) My question is , should I stop it so that the stem cells recognize where there is inflammation and damage?
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Statins prevent re-myelination?

Not trying to scare anyone off statins:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19349355

Curious what others think.
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Interferon and atorvastatin may increase disease activity

The combination of 40 or 80 mg atorvastatin with thrice weekly, 44 mcg interferon beta-1a in persons with multiple sclerosis resulted in increased MRI and clinical disease activity. Caution is suggested in administering this combination.


http://tinyurl.com/5g4hao
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More statin research

I think this suggests that statins might have a positive effect.


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Statins

ok just got my result from the dr : cholest=237, tri=546,and hdl=33
Now what? Guess this means another freaking Dr. appointment. Great
Can someone tell me just how bad my levels are. Please
So sick of going to the Dr.
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